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Best Practices for Installing Engineered Wood Siding with Brick

Siding is often a top contender for homeowners looking for ways to refresh their brick exterior or expand their home—and they are looking to builders like you for guidance on how to best pair the two materials. Let’s take a look at some popular ways to use engineered wood siding with brick and the best practices for installation of LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding with brick.
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How Climate Change is Shaping the Future of Home Building

They call them "billion-dollar disaster events"-weather- and climate-triggered disasters that result in losses exceeding 1 $ billion each. I…

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Vertical Vs. Panel Siding: What to Use for Board & Batten Style Siding Installation

Board and batten style siding continues to be one of the latest building trends for homeowners hoping to add some visual interest to their …

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4 Sustainable Construction Trends | LP Building Solutions

Sustainable construction is continuing to influence the building industry. As we face rising energy costs, material shortages and even stro…

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De-Coding Climate Zones: Planning Resilient Construction

While sustainability is continuing its reign as a key purchase consideration for homebuyers, we’re seeing indications that “resiliency” is …

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Does a Metal Roof Need a Radiant Barrier?

Robert Morris, a Trenton, New Jersey manufacturer, created the first sheet metal roof for his own Philadelphia mansion in 1794. Even though…

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What is Sheathing Tape and Why Do I Need It?

Sheathing tape is a relatively new asset to the homebuilder's toolbox. But like most innovations, it's hard to imagine any professional tod…

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Trends: Five Best Sustainable Building Materials Best Practices

Sustainability and green construction are dominating homebuilding trends as homeowners are choosing energy efficiency as a primary driver i…

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Beauty Behind the Walls: Helping Homeowners Achieve Sustainable Net Zero Energy Builds

Homebuyers across the country are looking for definitive ways to achieve extreme efficiency. While some want energy efficiency, others are …

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When to Use Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring According to the Pros

With many sub-flooring options on the market, building professionals must weigh their options and make a decision that can be tough when co…

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Building Trends: Choosing Fire-Rated OSB for Deck Wrap Texas Donut Construction

Population growth in many U.S. cities is fueling the rise of a different building design within its urban and suburban areas. This demand f…

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How Does Sustainable Building Affect the Construction Industry?

As new data and construction practices shape the building industry, sustainable construction takes on new and improved forms based on expan…

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Tighter Building Envelopes

Overall, improvements in building envelopes have helped homeowners benefit from greater protection against moisture. Builders are able to c…